Cromer Carnival 2014


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Cromer Carnival 2015


Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.

So next year it will be held from Saturday 15th August to Friday 21st August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 19th August 2015.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!

Visit our Events page for what's on in 2014!

You can check this site, find us on Facebook at Cromer Carnival (Official) or check the 'Events' listing on your mobile phone 'Cromer' app (iPhone and Android).

Thanks to Clive and his team for a great fireworks dispaly last night. There's a short video of some of Thursday evening's event above. Sorry we can't be everywhere and cover everything!

We're a bit late in getting the Carnival Day video into place - but it has proved to be a time-consuming activity, trying to fit everyone in that we possibly could. Anyway, here it is now.

The weather cooperated all day long and we stayed dry throughout the parade. Congratulations to all the pirze-winners for the great floats and congratulations to all for taking part. Another winner, I think.

Carnival on the Lawns is already under way at the Evington Gardens. Bring the children along - and act like a child yourself for the afternoon by enjoying the Punch and Judy from Dave Doughnut - and everything else that is happening!

The morning started of with the arrival of the West Runton mammoth in the Blogg Gardens and then the official opening of the day and the first prize-givings. You'd heard of the 'elephant in the room' - well, this one is the 'elephant in the garden'. Get along and have your photo taken with this 5 metre high reconstruction of the animal that lived in the Cromer area 600,00 years ago - and take the chance to find out more in the Museum.

We'll be getting some video from today on the site as soon as possible - but it might be rather late or perhaps tomorrow morning before we can get everything in place. For the moment, get out there and enjoy the day for yourselves!

A quick selection below of some of the events at Family Fun Day for the Carnival.

A tremendous aerial display by the Wildcats team was the highlight of events of events up at the field - or from wherever you happened to be watching! Though that's perhaps a bit unfair on the youngsters who were busy enjoying themselves with the various clowning events and the bicycles, spinning plates and hoops in the marquee. Not much room to spare in there when we called in.

Lots of charity stalls in operation around the field - we hope you were able to support them. Everyone was a bit concerned as they set up about 9am, with grey skies and drizzle but it gradually cleared up and everything went into action, with just some appropriate changes being made to the arena programme.

On Monday, after all the concern about the wind on the promenade, the switch to the Meadow for the Waiters and Waitreesses events proved very successful - even though running on uneven ground was perhaps a bit more difficult. There was a really good turnout; thanks to all who regularly support this event by taking part.

We've put together a short video - click on the screen above - to feature some who took part in the 'Best-Dressed' and then in the races. Finally there's a quick look at the winners. Enjoy.

If you're enjoying the videos, you can click on the 'Subscribe' button on the Youtube link and you'll be alerted to all the local films we make for the channel. More to come from the Carnival as the week progresses.

After a dull start to Sunday, the sun came out to shine on the crowning ceremony for Miss Cromer. The ceremony was slightly interrupted by someone purporting to be a Mrs Brown, but Paul Eastwood from the Cromer Pier Show handled the situation very well and roped her in to assist with the crowning - so all went well.

A wonderful selection of cars, including steam cars, for the Royal Party and guests this morning. Glad they were able to take the slope on the way back from the promenade.

And the sun stayed out and shone for us up on the Carnival Field. Lots and lots of 'Bonnie Babies' - who all of course deserved to win Not to be outdone, the 'Glamorous Grannies' - generally accompanied by their grandchildren - were the next on display. Next was a 45th birthday cake for the Carnival. There was some initial reluctance but then the trousers were rolled up and the 'Knobbly Knees' came into view - does anywhere else still have a 'Knobbly Knees' competition!

Lots of classes, mostly well supported, for the Children's Fancy Dress. One lad carried the whole of Cromer Pier, which had been ingeniously created from a range of kitchen boxes and bottles. Shiny butterflies, pirates and spacemen, local and comic book themes were all represented. The Batmobile seemed a little on the wobbly side, but still won its class. Some fearsome warriors were waving their swords with abandon but all survived. We've tried to give a flavour of the afternoon in our video.

A warm welcome from the Carnival refreshment tent yesterday morning. Lovely and warm when the sun came out; a bit of a cool breeze when the sun hid behind a cloud but a busy morning for all for Carnival Saturday.